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the butler’s pantry is where the magic happens…

 From the salt I can’t live without, to photography essentials, my go-to iced tea, and cookbooks to drool over,
Here you’ll find a carefully curated list of my favourite things.
These are the bits that make me a better cook, photograper and shopkeeper.
Basically my behind the scenes essentials. Just what every good butlers pantry is known for.

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emma’s top 15


pasta boscaiola in a frypan

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hi there, I'M EMMA

Slow cook, shopkeeper, photographer, emotional eater, wine drinker,  & the one who always brings the good cheese

Welcome to my collection of food stories and recipes from a life in the kitchen

For me, sharing food around a table is one of the best things in life. There’s no fancy, three page recipes here. Just good food to share with others.